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Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension trip)
Location: Peru
Total Cost: $2,350 (book with a $250 deposit)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

On this volunteer challenge you will head into the Amazon rainforest to explore and learn about sustainability and conservation before volunteering with the local community in the Sacred Valley. You'll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively as you work with the local community to raise awareness about key environmental issues.

 

who can volunteer?

If you are studying environmental science, want to gain experience teaching or working with children, passionate about sustainability or are someone who just wants to use your skills to make a difference, the Amazon Sustainability Challenge is perfect for you!

  

what you'll be doing

You will spend your first week in the Amazon Rainforest visiting one of the most protected natural areas in all of South America. You will learn about environmental sustainability and protection from conservation experts and indigenous communities as you visit the Manu National Park, Wayquecha Biological Station, the Santa Rosa de Huacaria community and the Villa Carmen Biological Station. You'll explore canopy walkways, bamboo forests, countless waterfalls, orchid fields and native birds in an unforgettable week!

 

In the second week you'll be volunteering in the Sacred Valley, based at one of our partner schools in Urubamba. You'll be working on our environmental education program, teaching workshops that will raise awareness of environmental issues within the community, equipped with your knowledge from your week in the Amazon! We encourage our volunteers to be creative and teach fun workshops that will both engage children and allow them to learn in a hands-on manner.

 

visit Machu Picchu

After your volunteer program you can join our optional extension trip for $800 and embark on the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, a truly once in a lifetime experience! On this 5-day trek you'll walk more than 70km and reach an altitude of 4600m above sea level as you make your way to South America's most famous landmark. You'll see Humantay Lake, cross Salkantay Mountain and pass through cloud forests before reaching Machu Picchu for that bucket list moment at the end of your trip!

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 16th - 30th Nov 2019
Extension Trip: 30 Nov 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
Program Date: 30th Nov - 14th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Program Date: 27th Jun - 11th Jul 2020
Extension Trip: 11 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Peru, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). Your volunteer work will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: